On this incredible day, when the world focuses its collective attention ever-so-briefly on women, here are some quotes from a few of our amazing number:
"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult." ~ Melinda GatesMay you always have your voice.
"Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us." ~ Christabel Harriette PankhurstMay you always have your dignity, your courage, and your sisters by your side.
"I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as your give us." ~ Louisa May AlcottMay you always have meaningful work and respectful partnerships.
"Women are the real architects of society." ~ Harriet Beecher StoweMay you always remember your capacity to create on small and large scales.
"We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change." ~ Sheryl SandbergMay you always have awareness and the flexibility and courage to change.